5th Innovation Challenge (Mammoet)

Mammoet challenges innovators to find a solution for transferring and lifting components to floating and fixed-bottom offshore wind turbines

With floating wind farms being the new kid on the block new questions arise. For example, how are we going to maintain these novel constructions? In addition, conventional wind turbines are getting bigger and are being built in large quantities. Therefore, the intensity and complexity of maintenance are going to increase. For this reason, Mammoet and Offshore Wind Innovators, are launching the 5th Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge.

The Innovation Challenge will focus on finding new solutions for the positioning, transferring, and lifting of wind turbine components that are needed to facilitate the replacement of turbine components in a better and more cost-efficient manner. The use of large (floating) installation vessels should be prevented and therefore we are looking to possible solutions to overcome this.

The challenge can be split into three different sub-sections:

  • How do you position the barge, ship, or vessel close to the wind turbine foundation, floater, or tower?
  • How do you transfer the components required for maintenance from a barge, ship or vessel onto the wind turbine structure, or floating foundation?
  • How do you transfer/ lift the components towards the nacelle?

Find out more about the challenge here.

Set-Up and timeline 5th Innovation Challenge

Preparation of the challenge
September and October

Innovation Challenge Kick-off
10th of November

Deadline for applications
Before the 7th of January 2022

Phase 1: Pitch and Ask
21th of January 2022

Phase 2: Bootcamp
11th of March 2022

Phase 3: Finals (current phase)
13th of May 2022

Find out more about the set-up

Or have a look at the press release

Do you have a question? Please, send an email to owic@tki-windopzee.nl.

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